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Back to School Products that last – LL Bean Backpacks

August 13, 2012 Melissa Haak 4
As a kid I loved back to school shopping and getting all fresh and new supplies (nerd alert!). As a parent, of more than one, I particularly appreciate supplies and gear that last more than one school year. This week I’m going to share with you some of my stars. All have lasted more than one school year. Today Backpacks! […]
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Apple Orchards

All Seasons Orchard – Woodstock

September 26, 2011 Hyacynth 2
An apple-picking newbie, the thought crossed my mind that I might be crazy for taking knee-and-thigh high children to an apple orchard for an afternoon of gleaning a few bags of ripe Galas; …a review of All Seasons Orchard in Woodstock. […]
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Managing School Papers

August 18, 2011 Melissa Haak 1
I have one child in preschool, 5 days a week and one child in gymnastics once a week plus the random library program or park district activity. The youngest only bring home one or two […]
Apple Orchards

Apple Picking {Green Oaks}

September 11, 2010 Melissa Haak 0
Last year was our first Autumn in Lake County. I wanted to find fun and gratifying activities for my then 2.5 year old daughter. I had heard friends talk about going apple picking so I […]